Evaluation of Asch (1956).

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  • Evaluation of Asch (1956).
    • Strengths.
      • Reliable as used lab experiment which means there is high control.
    • Weaknesses.
      • Only used male participants so is androcentric.
      • US at the time was very conservative because of McCarthyism.
      • Lab experiment so low ecological validity.
      • 'Child of it's time' - Perrin and Spence (1981) replicated study on science and engineering students with only one out of 396 actually conforming. So it shows Asch study doesn't apply now.
      • Nicholson et al (1985) replicated study finding conformity like Asch but around the time of the Falklands War.


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